Yesterday, I had the day of and decided to take a perfect frugal drive.
A “frugal drive” is one that maximizes the return from the drive. To me, this basically means that instead of just a drive somewhere for just one thing, you maximize the number of things you accomplish on that one drive!
Case in point, the following are the objectives that I accomplished during my 1 driving trip yesterday:
- Got breakfast at McDonalds.
- Put air in my front tires for free at a local gas station that was close to McDonalds
- Went around the block to the local library to drop off 2 videos in the outside bin so that they wouldn’t be late.
- Drove a little further up the road and stopped to get my haircut.
- Went to Walmart to get my car oil changed
- During the wait, I went shopping at Walmart, so I accomplished grocery shopping for the family.
- While at Walmart, I also picked up a cheap Blue Ray player, since our DVD Player recently broke.
- Taco Bell messed up my wife’s order the previous day, after calling and identifying the error they made, the said to stop in and they would fix the order for free. So I did that and got some free food for lunch.
- Drove to the bank and withdrew some spending cash.
- Stopped at the gas station and filled up my tank.
How many tasks can you accomplish during 1 driving route? This might well be my record. Typically I usually only accomplish 2 or 3 things per drive (not counting the daily drive to work).